Why did you decide to work in the cultural sector?
I have been connected with culture in different forms of it from early childhood and have been passioned in expressing myself through art as well as creating interesting projects with other people. Now I have seen that culture can make a difference in complex situations and I choose to believe that is one of the greatest tools to improve such processes as integration, inclusion, dialouge etc.
Is there a particular situation or event that you can remember that made you decide?
I came back to my hometown Riga from Erasmus+ studies and simply couldn't find a job that would fit all my interests and preferences. Then I decided to look around and saw my colleague Ieva who's work spoke to me in a way that I wanted to have a similar kind of professional life as her and since that moment we have worked together already for four years.
And what is special about this kind of work for you?
Along with producer work I use academic research methods to gather materials for applied theatre productions and work together with dramaturgs and directors in a creative way that results with honest and attractive projects that can point out beautiful things of any community.
Is there perhaps even something like a passion for it or moments in your work that are very special to you and that you would not want to miss? I especially enjoy being a part of the creative team experiencing the spark of ideas and original solution inventions though myself as much as the others do.